Looking to hear some thoughts from people about a bike accident. Just to get this out of the way, my bike was cleared by my LBS as ok, and I’m fine minus some lingering chest pains.
Was riding down a hill, when a van pulled out from a stop sign at the bottom of the hill. Brakes took off most of the speed, but I still smacked into the side of the van. Fell to the ground with the bike, which now has some scuffs where it hit(thru-axel, handlebar, saddle, pedal). Everything is in working order, it’s just scuffs. Any point where it touched is small scrapes, maybe the size of a nickel/dime.
My question is this: Would you seek to have anything replaced, such a skewers or carbon bars or saddle when it’s just cosmetic markings? I don’t think it’s important since they still work, but I’ve also never been in this situation. I’m not sure to what extent you should request stuff from their insurance if they’re at fault.
Also, I also lost my Garmin 530 and varia light after picking up the bike from the PD a couple hours later and heading to my LBS. Some viewed it as I was in shock at the time when I took them off the bike and left them somewhere. I don’t think to request those though as it seems like my fault. Someone might have thoughts on this one too.